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Ambassador extends welcome to Pope for 2018 visit


Ambassador Emma Madigan with Pope Francis

Ireland’s Ambassador to the Holy See has revealed to The Irish Catholic that she offered the nation’s welcome to Pope Francis for his intended visit next year, following the annual papal address to the Diplomatic Corps at the Vatican last Monday. 

Afforded the opportunity to speak with the Pontiff from among some 180 ambassadors represented, Ambassador Emma Madigan recalled the November visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the Vatican and “extended a warm welcome for the Pope’s visit”.

Ambassador Madigan further revealed that “the Irish Embassy has already been in touch with [World Meeting of Families organiser] Bishop Kevin Farrell on arrangements and to offer what help is needed towards a successful visit.”